Everyone who loves the world of fairy tales and believes in kindness, in a hurry to get tickets of the Puppet Theater. There are no restrictions on the age of the person. The visitor of the theater in the play finds peace of mind and finds a special mood! Children's world is the most fun, the real! Moreover, our society needs such purity of soul!

Theatre history

Almaty State Puppet Theater was founded in 1935. It is one of the oldest puppet show theaters in Kazakhstan theater space. puppet theaters  created  in other cities of Kazakhstan in the 80s.

     There were puppets of all systems – from simple canes to complicated marionettes during 83 years. The theater grew up and brought up several generations of talented actors, master-puppeteers, producers, artists, most of them are dedicated to the theater’s puppet art for years. Theater’s activity is targeted at young generation’s upbringing in patriotic spirit, humanism and friendship among nations. Producers, talented artists, actors and experienced puppet-masters contribute today a lot in theater’s development. Their outstanding creative deserts have left remarkable imprint on history of national puppet art, names of Honored artists K.Yeshmuratov, S.Abueva, L.Pechorina , actors V.Berkin, K.Ilyasova, D.Beisembaev, principal painter L. Sviridenko, painter E.Yashnev, director-producer S.Makulbekov – are owners of honorable symbol of Ministry of Culture of RK “Madeniet Kairatkety”(“Cultural figure”). During the formation of the theater worked Kazakh-Russian troupe of actors. The first directors of puppet shows, "Aldar-Kose" and "Otegen batyr" were the leading actors of the Kazakh Drama Theatre K. Batyrov, S. Telgaraev; graduators of directors puppeteers courses, A. Fedorchenko, A. Ancharov and guest master puppeteers as D. Lipman O. Tarasov. Composers such as L. Hamidi and B. Yerzakovich worked on musical accompaniments of first performances.

      The repertoire of the theater replenished with performances based on the famous Pushkin fairy tales and works of the classics: "About the Dead Princess", "About Tsar Saltan", " Aladdin` Magic Lamp ".

Theater’s activity is targeted at young generation’s upbringing in patriotic spirit, humanism and friendship among nations. Producers, talented artists, actors and experienced puppet-masters contribute today a lot in theater’s development. Their outstanding creative deserts have left remarkable imprint on history of national puppet art, names of Honored artists K.Yeshmuratov, S.Abueva, L.Pechorina , actors V.Berkin, K.Ilyasova, D.Beisembaev, principal painter L. Sviridenko, painter E.Yashnev, director-producer S.Makulbekov – are owners of honorable symbol of Ministry of Culture of RK “Madeniet Kairatkety”(“Cultural figure”).

Artists by  U.Momynzhanova and A.Zhakypbaev became the owners of the award "Еңілікгүл" from the Union of  Theater Workers in 2012- 2016.  Actors of the theater A.Balbayev and A.Bayyrbekova became laureates of the "Serper" prize in 2016. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Independence of Kazakhstan, the artists E. Zhunusova and K.Obaev awarded medals in 2016.

In the current repertoire of the theater there are about 30 performances that are performed in Kazakh and Russian languages. The basis of the repertoire is still a fairy tale - folk and literary, eastern and foreign.

The director of the theater is Esenaliev Talgat Kamkabaevich, a honoured worker.

Artistic director - Orazaly Akzharkyn Sarsenbek, honoured worker of the RK.

      Briefly about the achievements:

1. The Theater is the holder of the Honorary Diploma for participation in the 13th World Festival of Shadow and Puppet Art "Karakoz", held in Bursa (Turkey).

2. Grand prix in the nomination "The best theatrical scenery and puppet design", for the performance "Kangbak shal" at the 14th World Festival of Puppet Art, held in June 2010 in Prague.

One of the last awards of the team is the Grand Prix in the nomination "The Best Theater Decorations and Puppet Design"

3. Letter of thanks for participating in the festival of puppet theaters, Yida (Japan), 2011.

4. Diploma for participation in the World Puppet Carnival in Almaty, 2011.

5. Diploma for participation in the III International Puppet Carnival in Almaty, 2013.

6. Diploma for participation in the IV International Festival of Puppet Theaters "Chodarihoel" in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 2014.

7. Grand Prix in the IV International Festival of  Puppet Theaters, timed to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the theater. Performance "Kashtanka", Almaty, 2015.

8. 2017 Bishkek. Republic of Kyrgyzstan. II International Festival of Puppet Theaters "Tak-Teke" Diploma for the participation of A.Chekhov "Kashtanka". Nominations "For the best direction" and "For an original reading of the classics, through the doll."

9. The Republican Theater took part in the International Festival of Puppet Theaters "Under the Huguce Hat" in the Republic of  Moldova and presented a fairy tale "Kangbak shal" from 25 countries of the world. The director of the theater T.Esenaliev was awarded with diplomas " For the promotion of national traditions"  and  "Best  manager".
10. The Republican Puppet Theater took part in the international festival "Nauryz", which took place in the Republic of  Tatarstan in the city of Kazan from June 6th to 9th, with Alibek Fayzullaevich Altyn adam (stage director: Yury Utkin, Russia) and was awarded diploma " For participation in XIII "Nauryz  International Theater Festival of Turkic Nations" and diploma of the Kamal Theater.

11. The theater was on tour in Turkey with the work "Kuyrshak Duman" at the VII International Festival Theater, which was held from August 1 to 9, and was awarded a diploma. The theater also received a letter of thanks on behalf of the Ambassador of  Kazakhstan to Turkey,  from Abzal Saparbekuly.